Yokohama Tire has a new motorsports partnership: The Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA (SLB/GTA), part of the North American Time Attack Council which the Sports Car Club of America® is a founding member. Yokohama is now the Official Tire of SLB/GTA. First Super Lap Battle race is February 16-17 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
There will also be the “Yokohama Challenge” championship for drivers competing on Yokohama tires at the three Global Time Attack events.
“Motorsports is interwoven into the heritage of Yokohama,” said Drew Dayton, Yokohama motorsports manager, “and we are excited to connect with next generation of motorsports enthusiasts via the Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle series. The variety of vehicles throughout the different classes give us a great platform to prove our ADVAN products’ performance on the track and enable the competitors to achieve their best laps.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Yokohama Tire on board as the Official Tire of Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA,” said Jason Dienhart, director of Super Lap Battle USA and Global Time Attack. “We are fortunate to be working with such a prestigious brand with a strong presence in motorsports like Yokohama Tire.”
2019 Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA Schedule:
February 16-17: Super Lap Battle USA Circuit of the Americas
May 10-11: GTA Road Atlanta
August 9-10: GTA New Jersey Motorsports Park
November 16-17: GTA Finals Buttonwillow Raceway
The Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA adds to an already extensive list of 2019 North American-based motorsports activities both on- and off-road for Yokohama. This includes the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, 24 Hours of Lemons, Spec MX-5 Challenge, TrophyLite, One Lap of America, Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 and Yokohama Sonora Rally.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation:
Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com, www.yokohamatruck.com or www.yokohamaotr.com.
Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.
About Global Time Attack & Super Lap Battle USA:
The Orange, California based Global Time Attack was established in 2010 with the simple desire to assemble the world’s fastest dedicated time attack cars together on a particular circuit. Through our events, live broadcasts and partnerships with independent media outlets, we present this motorsport in an exciting, engaging and involving manner in order to elevate this community as a whole – including teams, fans, manufacturers, supporters and sanctioning bodies. 2019 marks the beginning of the ultimate time attack challenge. Racing against the clock at COTA Austin. Texas. Our goal with Super Lap Battle USA is to create a super bowl time attack annually at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://globaltimeattack.com/.
Photo Credit: Chris Brown